Emma Markenbjörk




Country and State:

Sweden, Stockholm


I'm decorative and love to use my creativity. I work as an interior designer of olibene, consult and perform consultations, and home staging.

Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I decorate the potential of the home to emphasize the feeling that ”I want to live here”. It can be anything from playful to harmony. I like to dare to think outside the box. What I think is unique to my interior style is that I manage to get simple and cheaper designs to look exclusive. I like to create your own material, DIY projects for my interior and mix this with more expensive designs.

When a room is to be decorated, I usually think 60% of the base color usually covers walls and ceilings since 30% basic colors on furniture/furnishings and then add an accent paint that covers about 10% of the room. I love to decorate with color and often have 2 accent colors to break off, usually say "I'm color".

What are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Interior designer /Home Decorator?

I'm inspired when my soul is doing well. I'm good at nature, training, getting creative and being motivated

I started decorating apartments that I and my husband bought to sell as friends at home. On that road, I have been classified as an interior designer. I have a pleasant eye for colors, propositions, and creativity. It's about trying to keep in the inner world by staying up to date, but above all, see and love you! I always look back on my pictures and things I decorate to reflect what you can do better or differently next time.

What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

At the beginning of the interior designer, I would not like to give up on assignments. Maybe I should have done it because I had not gathered/bought enough furniture and furnishings so sometimes it might feel a bit "empty".

How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

I am a good listener, always lifting the benefits of the home and then giving a good consultation without sowing the home, which can usually be experienced very personally.

I work until the customer feels satisfied. The right requirements I have for myself to present make me think through each styling/staging.

How do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?

I focus on being surrounded by the right people in my surroundings, so I get more energy for both family, work and friends. I love my family, of course, means most to me, but to break and work with social media, decor gives me energy to the family. It goes like a circle hand in hand. My two children 7, 9 years often follow my styling mission and help!

Please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Interior Designer/Home Decorator?

Because I style many apartments and houses for sale, one often gets the response after a sale that styling made a difference when, for example, the neighbor's apartment without styling was not sold while they did.

I love to redecorate furniture or create new furniture: DIY projects and when you get a positive compliment on it on social media its extra fun.

Please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

The biggest challenge for me is to decorate houses where older people live and stay for a long time with older furnishings that most of the time remaining in order to decorate the style already existing yet make it more modern and tasteful to emphasize the object to a larger audience. When I manage it, it feels great, the customer and I see great results. While on social media, the object sees no special appearance newly renovated or unique. But it makes a big difference to get your more speculators and more easily sold!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Interior designer/home decorator?

Listen to the customer's wishes.

Have your style and vision.


Be down to earth, meet others with respect and love, giving it a dividend.

Be active in social media It will be a good advertising and inspiration channel for you.